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PHILADELPHIA part 1 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Whether you are visiting Philadelphia for the first time, or just the first time in a while, these are top sights you will not want to miss.
One Liberty Observation deck.

Ride up to the 5th floor for a panoramic view of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Perched atop of one of the city’s tallest buildings, the Deck offers a 360-degree panorama through floor to ceiling windows. A bird’s eye literally.

Liberty Bell

The infamous crack that leaves this symbol of American history a silent trophy is the reason no living person will ever hear it ring. Visit for a tutorial on the abolitionist movement, civil rights and women’s suffrage.

Mural Mile

Stories of Philadelphia colour its landscape in more than 3, 000 murals and works of public art, thanks to Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program. What began as anti-graffiti campaign burgeoned into an internationally lauded organization devoted to ensuring that all citizens have art in their lives?

The Barnes Foundation

Created by Albert Barnes in 1922 to encourage appreciation and learning in the areas of fine arts and horticulture, and to house 3, 000 sculptures, paintings, ceramic works, textiles and furniture from Barnes’ own private collection. Must-see pieces include post-impressionist and early modern works, including pieces by Cezanne and Picasso.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Ghost sightings and other paranormal activity are de rigeur at this Gothic-style former prison in Fairmount. High stone walls and abandoned cell blocks once held America’s most notorious criminals.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Railroad’s historic downtown passenger depot (built in 1892) remains a bustling destination frequented by residents and travellers. These days though, visitors can secure fare that ranges from cheesesteaks to Pennsylvania Dutch specialities at 75 vendors.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Art across its many stages. Notice its trademark feature: a spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Enduring at one of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this museum harbours more than 225, 000 works of art from all over the world. The landmark features handsome façade and some pretty famous steps- immortalized in the Oscar-winning film the Rocky.

City Hall

City hall sits on 14 and a half acres, making it the largest municipal building in the United States. Inside, courtrooms and public rooms are resplendently dressed in ornate detail. The statue of William Penn on its tower once marked this the tallest building in Philadelphia.

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